much more production of food materials from less available cultivable lands. To meet this demand there has to be multi-disciplinary effort by agricultural scientists.
At VNR, our research scientists are focusing and adopting a multi-disciplinary effort that is driven by breeding to evolve hybrid and inbred varieties of our mandate vegetable and field crops that would cater the future need for more, better and sustainable .
VNR is driven by intensive research in breeding and developing the best seed varieties. Its experts are constantly at work to create products that not only are disease resistant but also high-yield.
The company is currently investing substantial part of its revenues to R&D and this year it is estimated to cross 20% of its revenues. VNR R&D facility employs a workforce of more than 30 researchers ranging from qualified plant breeders to people with advance degrees.
The company boasts of four research and development stations two each at Gomchi and Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh) and two at Hyderabad - a total of over 90 acres of R&D land. VNR also has crop, climate and region specific R&D programmes in Jagdalpur and Hyderabad for tomato and eggplant.
Besides, VNR has strategic alliances with various national and international agricultural institutes to bolster its research activities. The company also facilitates R&D staff training at the Indian Institute of Vegetable Research (IIVR) and the Indian Institute of Horticulture Research (IIHR).
The company’s dedication towards giving fellow-farmers
only the best seeds that save costs and maximize profits has been recognized by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India in the form of the DSIR certification granted in recognition of VNR's in-house R&D units in the year 2006.